Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Most Lovely Christmas

We arrived back in Richmond last night to a chatty cat (I'm sure she was telling us about all of her parent-less adventures, but who can be sure?) and an empty fridge. This morning I slept for a very long time and woke up with the sad feeling that Christmas and family gatherings had ended. As the day continued with unpacking and fridge restocking at TJ's, I got to thinking just how lovely our Christmas had been. We were so fortunate to take nearly two weeks off to see friends and family in both California and Oregon, stop at a few of our favorite Portland spots, drink McMenamins beer, and give (and get!) some pretty fantastic things. 

Right now I'm typing to "Eight Days a Week"--Chris is strumming along to our new Beatles Rockband for Wii. My best sister found the amazing locket above on Etsy (the seller is actually out of Portland!) and I can't wait to wear it every day. I used some Christmas money from my grandparents to splurge on a Fossil bag, and I made a tasty stir fry tonight using my new mandoline slicer (thanks, mom-in-law!). The real treat was just being able to see so many people, especially those that we hadn't seen since our wedding a year and a half ago. 

Portland will always be home to us, but now Richmond is home too. I'm looking forward to what 2011 has in store for us here!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Doodle! I'm so happy that you love your locket!